July 4th: Where to Celebrate in NashvilleWhere to Spend the Day on July 4th

Nashville’s 2021 July 4th celebration is almost here! We are excitedly anticipating all of the food and fireworks. The greater Nashville area knows just how to celebrate this national holiday, with activities and events for all ages.

Water Activities

Throughout the day, families can spend time exploring the water activities in the greater Nashville area. They can visit places like Nashville Shores, a waterpark that offers hours of entertainment. Or, they can spend the day at Cumberland River or Old Hickory Lake (just north of Nashville in Hendersonville). There are also a few family-friendly spraygrounds in the Nashville area.


Other communities within Middle Tennessee provide fun water-related pastimes as well. Families with younger children can beat the heat with Splashtown and the splash pad at Gregory Mill Park in Smyrna, Tennessee. Families can also check out Brentwood Splash Park or Charlie Daniels Park splash pad in Mt. Juliet. 

Other Activities

Water activities may not be for everyone. In that case, families can start off July 4th with delicious coffee in Nashville and enjoy a few other local events. On the morning of July 4th, runners can participate in the Music City 4th of July 5k/10k Run. The Music City Hot Chicken Festival is also happening in East Park on July 4th. And the Nashville Sounds baseball team will be playing a game with a fireworks show to follow.


Communities outside of Nashville will also be hosting exciting events and activities. Stones River National Battlefield, for example, is providing a few different events throughout the day. These are great options for the history buff of the family. And the city of Franklin is also hosting Franklin on the Fourth, a festival featuring food, crafts, entertainment, etc.

Where to Watch the Nashville Fireworks on July 4th

And now, for the moment we’ve all been waiting for—fireworks! Over the last few years, Nashville’s July 4th fireworks show has earned a reputation for being one of the best in our region. Rumor has it that in 2021, Nashville is stepping up its fireworks game for the Let Freedom Sing celebration! This year’s show features country music star Brad Paisley. And as usual, we can expect the incredible July 4th fireworks display to sync with a live performance by the Nashville Symphony. This show is definitely one worth seeing. So, where is the best place to catch an incredible view?


So many Nashville venues are hosting events and watch parties on July 4th. The rooftop of Acme is one of the fun locations offering more than a view. Their VIP tickets include a DJ and food options to pair with the magical evening. Hard Rock Cafe will also be hosting a Backyard Bash in their parking lot, with seating for watching the fireworks display. Families with young kids may enjoy viewing the Nashville July 4th fireworks from the lawn of the Adventure Science Center. This museum is offering special ticketing for their evening event entitled: Red, White, and Boom. This event includes science experiments and other kid-friendly activities before participants watch the fireworks display. 

Fireworks Shows in the Surrounding Communities

While Nashville’s fireworks display is worth the hype, it isn’t the only city celebrating July 4th in a big way. Several Middle Tennessee communities will also light fireworks and host events that bring communities together. Here are a few of the other celebrations happening on or before July 4th:


Celebration Under the Stars (Murfreesboro)

La Vergne Independence Day Celebration

Smyrna Independence Day Celebration

4th of July Fireworks Celebration (Mt. Juliet)

Red, White, and Boom in Brentwood


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